Our Recommendations(Domain and Hosting)
Previously, we published a list of the best hosting companies and domain name providers. But out of this list, we further selected specific brands for more specific reasons.
Note: Ranking is based on the following factors;
- Site load speed
- Customer care/support
- Bandwidth offers
- Uptime history
- Backup/transfer ease
- User-friendliness and other facilities and advantages
When you fail to put one of these factors into consideration, you will have so many reasons to run into issues as either a web developer or a business owner.
Constraints: one of the most popular challenges faced by most users of this platform (and even others) outside the United States is that payments are made in dollars.
However, with the following credit/debit cards, you will be able to make your payments from anywhere in Africa, Europe, Asia and other parts of the world, except Nigeria.
- Visa Card
Note: If you are in Nigeria, you will not be able to make payment in dollars ( above $20) due to new CBN policies. To make payment you need any of the alternatives below:
You can make use of a virtual card. With a virtual card, your payment is most likely not to be declined if you’re from this part of Africa. Instead make use of Barter by Flutterwave.
Previously we made a complete documentary (blog posts and videos0) about how you can sign up and start using Flutterwave for online payment in few hours.
Don’t worry, the processes are very simple. Click here to learn how to create a Virtual Card for the Online Payment.
NB: Having a hosting account is a prerequisite to continue with this class.
You can create a domiciliary account in dollars, and obtain an ATM card to be used for dollar payments. With your Domiciliary account you can request for an ATM that is attached with the Account.
You need this option because there are several Central Bank policies that may not allow you to make a payment above $20.
This alternative takes more time, and you may need to have ($100 to $200 minimum apposite depending on the Nigerian bank).
Website Hosting (Best from Our Recommendation)
You can pick any of the website hosting companies below and be sure that you wont encounter downtime, site crash or be subjected to minor threats.
The features and functionalities are as amazing their custom support and ease of installations.
Wp engine: based on global ranking this hosting company is the best for bigger businesses with a huge need for web resources.
Site migration needs thousands if not millions of daily traffic. The customer support is top-notch and it ranks 95% reliable in the list of factors listed.
Prices of hosting spaces with WPEngine make it no friendly with small businesses because the smallest hosting plan cost about $30 per month, and being that hosting is purchased yearly, the smallest yearly plan with WPEngine is around $360.
You can check out the official website using this WPEngine Homepage.
When it comes to affordable best hosting companies in the world, Bluehost is the strongest platform to run to. Bluehost customer support is top-rated, it has varieties of hosting options (for small businesses), great site resources and flexible payment options.
This is where Bluehost beat wp engine and other hosting companies on the scale of global ranking and reliability antecedents.
Bluehost has a great plan of about $2.5 per month and being that the payment is made yearly, you only need to pay about $30 yearly and your website will be running.
Bonus offer: Bluehost will offer you a free domain for one year when you purchase even the smallest hosting plan.
Tap this link to visit the official Bluehost website. You can also check out all the pricing when you select the ‘Pricing Tab’ from the Bluehost Website.
Bonus Offer: Bluehost will offer you a free domain for one year when you purchase even the smallest hosting plan.
How will you get this bonus: Instead of purchasing a domain name separately and moving to hosting, simply create account with the link below and choose a domain name in the process.
Click this Link to create your Bluehost Account to get stated with your website hosting.
In the next lesson, you will be learning how exactly how to pay for your hosting and get your free one year domain name ( if you could not effectively complete it using the link above)